June 24, 2009 to June 26, 2009
Georg Georgakos , Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany
Dominik Lorenz , Institute for Electronic Design Automation, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
We present an aging analysis flow able to calculate the degraded circuit timing. To the best of our knowledge it is the first approach on gate level so far capable of analyzing the impact of the two dominant drift-related aging effects - NBTI and HCI - on complex digital circuits. The aging-aware gate model used to compute the aged circuit timing provides not just the cell delay degradation, but also the degradation of the output slope. To get more accurate results, the individual workload of a gate can be considered.
Georg Georgakos, Dominik Lorenz, "Aging analysis of circuit timing considering NBTI and HCI", IOLTS, 2009, 11th IEEE International On-Line Testing Symposium, 11th IEEE International On-Line Testing Symposium 2009, pp. 3-8, doi:10.1109/IOLTS.2009.5195975